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Air Force continues Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl tradition

The United States Air Force Academy has accepted a bid to play in the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Since adopting the “armed forces” theme in 2006, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will feature a service academy team for the fifth time as the Falcons are slated to play a team from Conference USA in the postseason bowl game on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joe Theismann to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Team Kickoff Luncheon

Joe Theismann, an entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins, has been named the keynote speaker of the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Team Kickoff Luncheon, presented by the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and American Airlines. Held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, the luncheon will take place at noon (CT) on Friday, Dec. 28, the day prior to the 10th anniversary of the postseason bowl game. American’s sponsorship stems from its long-standing support for military, veterans and their families.

Armed Forces Bowl renews charitable partnership with Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) has once again joined forces with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game as one of the bowl’s official charity partners.

“We are very thankful Armed Services YMCA has chosen to continue to work with us,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. “Through their innovative programs, the Armed Services YMCA makes military life easier for young enlisted military and their families."

A “Unique” Longhorn

The remarkable story of Nate Boyer, the starting deep snapper for The University of Texas Longhorns, makes him a unique candidate for the Armed Forces Merit Award as presented by the Football Writers Association of America in connection with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl announces pre and postgame concerts

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will once again feature a pre and postgame concert surrounding its bowl game on Saturday, Dec. 29. The DFW-based band “Le Freak” will headline the show at a postgame concert presented by Armed Forces Insurance. The “Greatest Disco Band in the Word”, Le Freak will perform immediately following the conclusion of the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in the bowl’s Armed Forces Adventure Area. Both the Adventure Area and the concert are free to the public and will pay tribute to the men and women of the United States armed forces, as well as their families.

Leading a Different Charge

As the Military Times noted on its web site, Clemson University “has one of the cooler entrances in college football, and Saturday (October 20) it was even more electrifying than usual for the home crowd.” The “electrifying” moment for the Tiger faithful came before the start of Clemson’s 38-17 win over Virginia Tech October 20 was when walk-on wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez, an Army veteran decorated for his service in Afghanistan, led his teammates onto Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium on Military Appreciation Day.
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2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl tickets officially on sale

Tickets for the 10th anniversary Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl are now officially on sale to the public. Following the bowl’s sponsor and ticket renewals, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl launched its “Purple Heart Campaign”, offering TCU season ticket holders the opportunity to purchase their seats for the bowl, with a portion of proceeds going to the TCU ROTC programs. Now that the program has been completed successfully, the bowl is opening up its ticket sales to the public.

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